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Retail employee credited with saving scam victim as Fraud Prevention Month begins

March 3, 2021 (Winnipeg) – An employee of a retail business is being credited by Winnipeg Police with helping foil a fraud attempt, just days before the start of Fraud Prevention Month.

On Friday morning just before noon, two Winnipeg Police Foot Patrol officers were working the downtown area when they were stopped by the employee who worked in the area. She was with a female senior who was on her cell phone. The employee advised the officers that she was attempting to stop the woman from turning over Google Play card codes to a suspected phone scammer. The employee further advised that the victim had just purchased $1,000 in Google Play cards from the store. Winnipeg Sun reports. | READ MORE